I have these piles and piles of photographs lying around from my heydays of trekking in the Western Ghats. I used to share them on Facebook but I deleted my old account. I haven’t documented them anywhere and I though I should do something about it. Initially I planned to write a post for each trek but it was going to take forever. I resorted to one mega photo essay.
After a trip to Goa before last Christmas, I haven’t been on the road. A trip, any trip to somewhere was really due.
This was a dream on the map. The plan: Take the Bangalore-Kanakpura-Malavalli-Kollegal-Sathyamangalam route to Kotagiri and swing by BR Hills on the way. On the second day, drive to Ooty, Manjoor and back to Ooty. The return trip from Manjoor will show us Avanlanche Lake from a distance. From Ooty, drive straight back to Bangalore.
This trip took us through roads like this…
.. and showed us views like this.
This is the first of the 36 hairpin bends on Masinagudi – Ooty ghat road. Along with KD, I walked the 29km distance to Ooty from Masinagudi earlier this year. Why did we it? Because it is there!